Peer Worker Skills Bootcamp for Londoners

Accredited Training Course

What Is A Peer Support Worker?

Peer Support Workers are people who have lived experience of mental health challenges themselves. They use these experiences and empathy to support other people and their families receiving mental health services either in a volunteering or employed capacity. Peer support workers offer and receive support, by building mutual and reciprocal relationships and sharing lived experience to create shared learning and understanding, inspire hope and provide mutual empowerment

Bootcamp Overview

The Peer Support Worker (Mental Health) Skills Bootcamp is for individuals who are either unemployed, or volunteering, with mental health lived experience, who are looking to progress into Peer Support Worker job roles.

Learners will achieve the accredited Level 3 Peer Support Worker Certificate as well as receive coaching to support and develop them in preparation for a role, employed in peer support.

Skills Bootcamps for Londoners is a programme fully funded  by the Department of Education and overseen by the Mayor of London.

The course content includes:

  • Creating the learning environment and its parallels in peer support practice.
  • What is Peer Support
  • Worldview and perspectives
  • Peer support and recovery
  • Peer support practice - holding to the grassroots approach
  • Peer support practice - technical elements of peer support in practice
  • Peer support practice - exploring the tensions
  • Working in Mental Health Systems
  • Supervision and Co-Reflection in Peer Support
  • Soft skill support i.e., time management, employability, communication skills.

Who Is The Programme For:

The programme has two target audiences:

  1. Volunteering Peer Workers currently volunteering who can be supported to develop in their role with the progression option into full time employment in a peer worker role.
  2. Unemployed Individuals with an interest in becoming a peer worker both as a volunteer (during the programme) and employed as progression from the programme.

All the above should meet the requirements of having lived experience of mental health challenges themselves.

Course Pre-Requisites

The bootcamps have limited funding available for learners in the Greater London Area and fringe areas for:

  • Unemployed or Volunteering - Fully funded

London Fringe Areas

As well as the programme being funded for Greater London Area residents, we are also able to support learners in the fringe area of London that include the below:


Bracknell Forest







East Hertfordshire


Epping Forest

Epsom & Ewell

 Guildford Harlow  Hertsmere  Mole Valley Reigate and Banstead Runnymede
 Sevenoaks  Slough South Bucks  Spelthorne  St Albans  Surrey Heath
 Tandridge  Three Rivers  Thurrock  Watford  Waverley Welwyn Hatfield
Windsor & Maidenhead  Woking        

Course Details

Funding: Fully funded

Academic Level: Level 3

Mode Of Delivery: Online workshop with volunteering face to face in the workplace

Start Dates
The Peer Works Skills Bootcamp is delivered with set start dates of delivery as per below:

Cohort 1: 27 June 2024

Future cohorts will be announced later this year.

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